Group Therapy Programs

At Happy Dots, we also provide group therapy for your children. Our group therapy programs run every school holidays and during the school term. These include school readiness programs, music and movement groups, motor skills groups, fussy eating groups, language groups and social skills groups.

School holiday groups

Diggin Dots

Diggin’ Dots is the group for craft and plant lovers. Come personalise a pot for your own plant to take home and care for.

Areas of skill development
• Social skills
• Following instructions
• Mindfulness
• Fine motor skills

Yoga

This group aims to introduce children to relaxation strategies and movements in a fun and social way. These movements may then be utilised by children and their families throughout their day to day lives to assist with achieving a calm, grounded and regulated state.

Areas of skill development
• Relaxation
• Self-Regulation
• Emotional Development
• Mindfulness
• Concentration
• Gross Motor Coordination

Crafty Kids

Crafty Kids is a social group that uses craft activities to target a child’s fine motor skills including manual dexterity and finger strength. By targeting these skills, children can improve their independence in other important areas, including pencil grip, using cutlery and doing buttons.

Areas of skill development
• Finger strength
• Bilateral coordination
• Manual dexterity
• Social skills

Lego Club

Lego Club is one of our most popular groups with a huge focus on social skills & fine motor skills in a fun, play based environment.

Areas of skill development
• Problem Solving
• Social Skills such as sharing & turn taking
• Fine Motor Skills
• Following Instructions
• Motor Planning
• Manual Dexterity

Active Dots

Active Dots is a physical program addressing primarily gross motor skills, in a fun and active environment. Facilitated by an OT, this group is sure to address many areas of development.

Areas of skill development
• Gross Motor Skills
• Self Confidence & Self esteem
• Physical fitness
• Social Skills
• Hand-eye coordination
• Following Instructions
• Attention & concentration

Sensory Science Lab

In Sensory Science Lab your child, will engage and explore simple science experiments that are loads of sensory fun and also teach basic scientific concepts.

Areas of skill development
• Tactile Skills
• Problem Solving
• Motor Planning
• Visual Perceptual
• Attention Span

Little Picasso’s

This painting group allows your child to develop and express their artistic and creative side whilst learning basic painting techniques. A calming background ambiance will also encourage your child to relax and concentrate, whilst having fun!

Areas of skill development
• Artistic creativity
• Fine motor skills
• Attention and concentration
• Emotional Regulation
• Upper limb strength & shoulder stability
• Social interaction

Game On! (Junior)

This group aims to take our children’s love of video games and combines it with opportunities to develop skills that are important in everyday life.

Areas of skill development
• Social Skills
• Communication
• Fine Motor Skills
• Emotional Regulation

Game On! (Senior)

Game On for the older kids! This group aims to take our children’s love of video games and combines it with opportunities to develop skills that are important in everyday life.

Areas of skill development
• Social Skills
• Communication
• Fine Motor Skills
• Emotional Regulation

Creative Chefs

Learn how to prepare simple meals at home by yourself in this fun cooking class. You will learn basic preparation skills and get to eat the food you’ve prepared!

Areas of skill development
• Executive function – reading and following instructions
• Meal preparation
• Kitchen safety
• Basic cutting skills

Carnivale Circus Group

This group takes the fabulous excitement of the circus and encourages everyone to have a go at completing some tricky balancing acts, create hilarious animals, work together to put on a show and lots more!

Areas of skill development
• Gross motor
• Bilateral coordination
• Balance
• Communication
• Fine motor
• Cutting
• Pincer grip
• Manual dexterity

Minecraft Mates

Who loves Minecraft? It is a group program that children can attend to create minecraft characters using Hama beads. The group allows children to learn and work alongside other children with the same shared interest.

Areas of skill development
• Fine motor skills
• Hand-eye coordination
• Social skills
• Bilateral coordination
• Spatial awareness
• Executive functioning
• Visual perceptual skills
• Persistence and resilience

STEM

Our STEM group provides children with an opportunity to spark their creativity whilst immersing themselves in the basic principals of science, technology, engineering & mathematics. Children will be required to utilise their fine motor skills, strategic planning and imagination in an interactive group environment.

Areas of skill development
• Fine motor skills
• Following instructions
• Motor planning
• Problem solving
• Imagination and creativity

Our STEM group will be sure to impress!

Rockin’ Dots

Get excited for Rockin’ Dots! A musical & sensory experience that addresses teamwork, fine motor skills, rhythm and following instructions. Learn some basic music principles and work together to perform a simple tune by the end of the group. For ages 7+. Come enjoy rocking out and making music!

Areas of skill development
• Attention & concentration
• Social skills
• Communication
• Turn Taking
• Self Regulation

Superhero

Superheroes: Put on your masks and capes and come dressed as your favourite superhero to practice your skills!

Week one will focus on your superhero strengths to fly through the sky, swing and jump over obstacles to build your gross motor skills.

Week two will develop your fine motor skills to create your own superhero mask and work on your hand strength and manipulation while building your teamwork skills! For children aged 5-8 yrs

Areas of skill development:
• Fine motor skills
• Following instructions
• Motor planning
• Problem solving
• Imagination and creativity

Dino Dots

Prepare to have a roaringly good time! For kids that live and breathe all things Jurassic, these dinosaur themed activities will assist in developing fine and gross motor skills whilst also learning fun facts about our long-lost dinosaur friends. Whether its digging for fossils, creating dinosaur craft or pretending to be a T-Rex these activities will make gaining new skills fun!
For ages 3-7 yrs

Areas of skill development
• Gross motor
• Fine Motor Dexterity and coordination
• Social skills
• Communication

Tricky Fingers

Join us for some fine motor fun in a small group environment. Each activity is designed to improve fine motor skills in the most creative way possible.
For ages 6+ years

Areas of skill development:
• Pincer Grasp/Pencil Grip
• Hand and Finger Strength
• Scissor Skills
• Bilateral Coordination
• Hand Writing

Keep busy fingers and busy minds active with Tricky Fingers!

Groovy Dots

A combined music and movement approach allows your child to have fun while supporting them to develop confidence as they learn new skills.
For ages 5-10 yrs

Areas of skill development:
• Social Interaction
• Body Awareness
• Fine and Gross Motor
• Emotional Regulation
• Attention and Concentration

Join us for a fun time incorporating music & movement. Groovy Dots is a wonderful way to nurture your child’s development in a supportive, flexible and playful environment.

Story Telling Superstars

Story Telling Superstars will support children to build story telling skills in a fun and engaging way. Children will be taught how to develop their own story and then will be given the opportunity to tell and act it out to the group.

Areas of skill development
• Social skills
• Following instructions
• Narrative retell and generation
• Vocabulary development

The Story Telling Superstars group is an engaging way to support your child’s language skills using topics of interest.

SPOTs of Fun

A specialised preschool group to give children the opportunity to develop their play, communication, and motor skills in a fun and interactive way.
Children will not only have a blast participating in a variety of exciting sensory and play-based activities but will also enjoy the magic of shared play and lively conversations, all expertly facilitated by our dedicated therapists. Every session is crafted around captivating themes, ensuring a dynamic and engaging experience that caters to a diverse range of children's interests.
For ages 3-5 years

Areas of skill development
• Fine motor
• Gross motor
• Language
• Play skills
• Sensory processing
• Emotional regulation
• Shared book reading
• Social communication and interaction skills

Games Club

This group aims to take our children’s love of video games and combine it with opportunities to develop skills that are important in everyday life. Senior Group 9+ yrs

Areas of skill development
• Social skills
• Communication
• Fine motor skills
• Attention span
• Social Skills

Bejewelled

Get ready to unleash your inner artist! From vibrant threads to sparkling beads, you'll have a blast creating one-of-a-kind bracelets. With endless colors and patterns to choose from, the possibilities are limitless! Whether you prefer simple designs or intricate patterns, there's something for everyone. Crafting is even more fun when you're surrounded by friends! 4 yrs +

Areas of skill development
• Social skills
• Manual Dexterity
• Hand-eye co-ordination
• Visual processing
• Following Instruction
• Attention and concentration

Pokemon Pals

Step into a realm where imagination knows no bounds and friendship thrives, as we present to you the enchanting world of pokemon Pals - a captivating social group designed especially for young adventurers and Pokemon enthusiasts! 7-8+ yrs

Areas of skill development:
• Gross Motor Activity
• Hand -eye co-ordination
• Social Skills
• Following Instructions

A social environment where kids can share their mutual love for Pokemon.

Under The Sea

Calling all little ocean explorers! Join us for an exciting adventure under the sea as we engage in a variety of fine motor and sensory activities designed to stimulate young minds and senses. 4+ yrs

Areas of skill development:
• Sensory Exploration
• Fine Motor
• Social Skills
• Imagination and creativity
• Attention span

Football Friends

Football friends is a group for kids who love to run around and pass a footy. Focusing on fostering a love for sport while prompting teamwork, sportsmanship and fundamental skill development.


Areas of skill development
• Social Interaction
• Gross motor
• Motor Co-ordination
• Communication
• Following instructions

January 2024

School Holiday Groups!

Other Services

Telehealth

Telehealth options are available to families who live out of area or can not get to the clinic for a face-to-face appointment.

Outreach

We are excited to provide community outreach therapy to rural areas. Please enquire if this is something you are interested in.

Speech Therapy

Our dedicated team of certified speech-language pathologists are here to support individuals of all ages in developing effective communication skills. From articulation and language development to voice modulation and fluency, we tailor our approach to meet each individual's unique needs.

Our Clinics

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